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Former foster kids speak out against Depakote, other drugs during foster care

April 10th, 2014

Former foster kids are speaking out against the widespread use of powerful drugs in foster care, including antiseizure medication Depakote. Adults who were raised in foster care have said the drugs were often given without prescription, leading to bouts with anger, depression and other side effects.…

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Depakote manufacturer pays $5.5 M to U.S. in pushback lawsuit settlement

January 23rd, 2014

Abbott Laboratories, the manufacturer of Depakote, has agreed to pay the United States $5.5 million in a lawsuit that alleged the company paid physicians to push surgical stents it manufactured. The company paid $1.5 billion in 2012 over similar allegations in promoting off-label uses of Depakote.…

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New study reveals Depakote lowers IQ in children

January 30th, 2013

A new study published in The Lancet has found that exposure to Depakote may directly reduce a child’s IQ by the age of 6. The study looked at mothers who took the antiepileptic drug during pregnancy and exposed their child to valproate, the active ingredient in Depakote.…

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U.S. won’t pursue allegations against CEO of Abbott Laboratories

October 8th, 2012

The U.S. Justice Department will not pursue civil allegations against Abbott Laboratories Chief Executive Miles D. White. Mr. White was accused of “unlawful conduct” and benefiting financially from Abbott’s improper promotion of the drug Depakote.…

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Depakote settlement was third largest in history, largest for single drug

August 12th, 2012

Abbott Laboratories’ settlement with the United States Justice Department was the third largest ever by a drug company and the largest ever involving only one drug. The off-label marketing Depakote settlement totaled more than $1.6 billion and required Abbott to plead guilty to a misdemeanor misbranding charge.…

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Drugmaker to pay $1.6 billion in federal Depakote lawsuit settlement

May 23rd, 2012

The manufacturer of Depakote has agreed to pay more than $1.6 billion to settle charges with the Department of Justice that it illegally marketed the anti-seizure drug for off-label uses, including dementia, schizophrenia and autism. Depakote has only been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat epilepsy, migraines and bipolar disorder.…

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Depakote manufacturer pleads guilty, will pay $1.6 billion settlement

May 18th, 2012

The manufacturer of Depakote has agreed to pay more than $1.6 billion to settle charges with the Department of Justice that it illegally marketed the anti-seizure drug for off-label uses, including dementia, schizophrenia and autism. Depakote has only been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat epilepsy, migraines and bipolar disorder.…

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Mother files Depakote birth defects lawsuit against manufacturer

May 9th, 2012

A Florida mother has filed a Depakote lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer after her son Christian was born with a birth defect. Keona Clay alleges that Abbott Laboratories’ epilepsy drug caused her son to be born with hypospadia—a birth defect in which the urethra develops abnormally.…

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Illinois woman files Depakote lawsuit after daughter’s birth defects

March 23rd, 2012

An Illinois woman has filed a Depakote lawsuit after her child was born with severe birth defects that she alleges were caused by the drug. Rhealyn Alexander states that Abbott Laboratories—the manufacturer of Depakote—failed to properly warn patients that using the drug during pregnancy could increase their risk of giving birth to a child with birth defects.…

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States open investigation over illegal Depakote marketing

February 24th, 2012

The attorneys general in eight states have formed a committee to investigate whether marketing practices for the anti-seizure drug Depakote violated their states’ consumer protection laws. The investigative committee members include attorneys general from Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Illinois and Texas.…

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